Yawn, from Chicago, have just returned from a triumphant SXSW and they recently released their debut e.p. (free download!). Their music combines the right proportions of contagious world-influenced, tribal pop layered with rich harmonies, swirling samples and concussive rhythms. Bad Panda Records is releasing under Creative Commons licenses the upbeat and super catchy track 'Kind of Guy', that you definitely shouldn't miss, especially if Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend or Yeasayer are your... Topics: bad panda records, yawn
This monday we're going to Sweden with Henrik Thoren and his group, Strayfolk. I would have never imagined to find a great swedish americana group, inspired by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie in the country-folk area. It really sounds great to our ears. The song released for Bad Panda has been a part of the live set for a few years and this recording features only a few members improvising an arrangement for a song that was then only a day old or so. Though... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bad panda records, strayfolk
Artist: Growsound Title: Wet Highway Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 006 Release date: 11.01.2010 Home-made electronic music of 22 yr old John Lubushkin living in Santa Cruz, CA. Hip-hop/drum 'n' bass influenced beats with acoustic guitars and mellow synths. http://cllct.com/release/growsound http://www.myspace.com/growsoundz DISCOGRAPHY: Growsound (Cllct, 2009) Topics: growsound, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Taking the name from a song name by belgian band dEUS, worriedaboutsatan are an electronica band from England. Their music has been tipped as the future of post-rock, as a result of their combination of guitars with IDM flavoured beats and beautiful ambient music. Golau Glau are an anonymous group of people who collectively create silverpop and remixed the song, included in their album Arrivals Remixed. The band comprises Gavin Miller and Tom Ragsdale, who met whilst both attending Leeds... Topics: bad panda records, worriedaboutsatan
Slutet have made themselves a name on the alternative rockscene with their unique combination of dreamlike soundlandscapes and funeralmoods which sometimes aches as much in the ears as in the heart. Topics: slutet, bad panda records
Inspired by the likes of Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy, Modeselektor, Daft Punk and Woolfy, he started making little edits, remixes and DJing with his friend Corey. Maryos & Corey had their first digital release on RuNT Records at the age of 15. Moving on a year or so after that Maryos' taste of music developed and pushed him to try and make deeper, funkier tracks. Shortly after this he got a bit of love from one of his idols, the guru of funk, Woolfy from the US for one of his tracks.... Topics: maryos, bad panda records
Gareth Dickson is a Glasgow based musician who has been steadily working his way to the attention of the music community over the last few years. His music consists of solo acoustic guitar, often lightly processed with reverb and analogue delay, and vocals. In style it is influenced as much by Aphex Twin and Brian Eno as by acoustic guitarists such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake. As well as writing and recording his own music for a number of labels, he has toured extensively playing guitar with... Topics: gareth dickson, bad panda records
Friendly Foliage is the electronic project of Garrett Crosby, a 19 year old currently attending the University of Montevallo. He has been working on electronic music for only about two years, but has been playing guitar and piano since he was fourteen. His greatest influences are minimalist classical composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, contemporary alternative acts such as Animal Collective and Radiohead, and other electronic musicians like Flying Lotus and Four Tet. Instruments... Topics: friendly foliage, bad panda records
Artist: The Jakesperiment Title: Scwarz Catalogue n: Bad Panda 014 Release date: 08.03.2010 "The Jakesperiment is an easy, smooth listening of an 18 year chap by the name of old Dissa Kamajaya. With tons of influences that rises from Akira Kosemura, Kashiwa Daisuke and Takahiro Kido, The Jakesperiment experience most surely alter moment of stillness to adequate, and delightful listening flaws." - www.thesirenssound.com Topics: The Jakesperiment, bad panda records
Artist: A Weather Title: Giant Stairs Catalogue n: Bad Panda 013 Release date: 29.02.2010 Portland, Oregon-based A Weather are here for your listening pleasure. The indie-folk unit will release tomorrow, March 2, their forthcoming sophomore album Everyday Balloons, on Team Love Records (the label founded by Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes). "Giant Stairs" is their new single from the upcoming album and the hushed-pop of this track has all of the charm and soft arrangement that made their... Topics: a weather, bad panda records
Born in 1983, Gaspar Claus has started the cello at age 5. From his long studies in music Highschool with great teachers such as Philip Muller (NMSC, Paris) he kept a part of his technical background. But his current research is based on an exploration of his cello skills beyond its basic use. He uses the whole body of the instrument (wood, metal & horsehair) to create a universe of sounds that he plays during his improvisations with many artists. His desire is to preserve the listening... Topics: gaspar claus, bad panda records
Artist: The Underscore Orkestra Title: Balancing Act Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 009 Release date: 01.02.2010 The Underscore Orkestra is a Portland (Oregon) based band, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing, with a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material from fast bulgars and melodious waltzes to odd meters and swinging rhythms. Their instrumentation includes violin, accordion, guitar, banjo, clarinet, horns, flute, harmonica, bass, vocals and percussion.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: underscore orkestra, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: Taiga Blues Title: Karussell Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 012 Release date: 22.02.2010 "this music is thoughtful, sometimes playful, but mostly sparse and deliberate... sometimes you can say much more with 5 notes than 25" Pilesar, Soundclick BB Taiga Blues began as a side project for guitarist Carsten Mandt to explore musical interests in post rock, electronica and jazz that did not fit into the band context he was in at the time. Over time the side project grew, leading to... Topics: taiga blues, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: The Sleeping Sea Title: Palms Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 010 Release date: 08.02.2010 "The Sleeping Sea does more than write songs, they orchestrate moods. Their music is at once playful and ethereal, childlike and melancholy. Reverberating harmonized falsettos blend seamlessly into a mix of bright staccato guitar playing, rich bass accompaniment and galloping drums. And while most bands are not comfortable playing outside of a certain dynamic range, the Sleeping Sea ebbs and flows... Topics: bad panda records, the sleeping sea Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: ANDY & MUZZ Title: Hands to the Ground Catalogue number: Bad Panda 001 Release date: 07.12.2009 "Andy and Muzz" are a musical duo based in London. They met in 2005. Inspired by watching sunrises over Regents Park, they started making music around 2006. After a whole year they managed to make a grand total of 3 songs (Lights when I close my eyes, Wooden Blocks and Hands to the Ground), gaining much critical praise. "Like eating chocolate orange through your ears"... Topics: andy and muzz, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: Metal On Metal Title: Bastard (The Sequel) Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 011 Release date: 15.02.2010 Ten easy to digest metal bites: 1 Metal On Metal are from the streets of Vilnius (Lithuania). There's three of them: Manfredas, Kym Wild, Miss America. They call their music slaughterhouse and produce it in former sewing factory. 2 Their name Metal On Metal is inspired by Kraftwerk song of 1975. A few months later, when they were googling some skulls, they stumbled onto another "Metal... Topics: metal on metal, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
byselected by Tony Groover . Audio by Bad Panda Records
welcome to another episode of Takeover Podcast. This time Tony Groover selected some tracks from Bad Panda Records 2010 catalog. 1. Cj Lavoir â The First of the Year 2. Boy Without God â City Kids 3. Underscore Orchestra â Balancing Art 4. The American Dollar - Flood 5. Bing and Ruth â Rails 6. Patrick Lee â Quitin' Time 7. Metal on Metal â Bastard (The Sequel) 8. Dumbo Gets Mad â Eclectic Prawn 9. Barzin â It's Coming To This 10. Hi Tiger â Stop Believing 11. Louis Aguilar â Six Feet... Topics: Andrius Podcasts, bad panda records, tony groover
May day Revisited is a free one-off single from Swedish music producer Mojib (Staffan Ulmert). The track reconstructs the song May day, released in 2007 by UNKLE featuring The Duke Spirit. Using the vocals of Liela Moss the track is being mashed together with lo-fi indie act The Radio dept. Mojib then adds his own piano and acapella melodies. The result is a unique fusion of alternative indie, rock and electronica. Mayday Revisited is being distributed for free and was originally planned to be... Topics: mojib, unkle, radio dept, bad panda records
Artist: Boy Without God Title: City Kids Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 007 Release date: 18.01.2010 (artworks by Ty Williams, www.typaints.com) Boy Without God is the solo project of Boston native and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum, who at his young age has already passed through many musical outlets, from the violent power-electronics of Catholic Skin and the saxophone fronted spazz-rock of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, to stints with Virgin Records new signing Eli Reed and blog-buzz... Topics: boy without god, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
A band like Great Lake Swimmers shouldn't really need an introduction, but if you've never heard of them, here we are. The group has been recently honoured at the Juno Awards in the roots & traditional album of the year and at the Canadian Music Week in the best folk album. The band is built around the singer-songwriter Tony Dekker and their style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young, as well as Will Oldham and Sufjan Stevens. Dekker, shy and... Topics: great lake swimmers, bad panda records
Artist: Jon Coyle Title: Friends in a Circle Catalogue n: Bad Panda 008 Release date: 25.01.2010 Hailing from Philadelphia, Jon Coyle makes sounds with all sorts of things- piano, percussion, toy instruments, voice, and electronics are just a few. His music can at times be serene, reflective, earthy, screwy, or anything else, depending on who is listening. In 2009, he released Woods, a collection of instrumental songs peppered with sparse improv and ambient textures. Recently, he has taken to... Topics: jon coyle, friends in a circle, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
The netlabel Bad Panda Records celebrates its first birthday with a digital sampler containing a good selection of one years music submissions. But what is Bad Panda Records, why do they have such good music and who is the «bad panda»? frei² trys to answer these questions and "refines" the selection to fit into one hour of broadcasting. "People who liked this radioshow also like the whole Bad Panda Sampler 1: 2010."PlaylistSalutation with NK – Relectronic EP [iD.032]... Topics: freihoch2, frei², Bad Panda Records, Freies Radio Kassel Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/badpandasampler001/
Artist: Louis Aguilar Title: Six Feet Under Catalogue number: Bad Panda 003 Release date: 21.12.2009 Louis Aguilar is a young musician from France. Born in 1990, he started playing music when he was just 7 and released his first self produced album at the age of 16. He already toured all around France, supporting artists as Moriarty, O'Folk Brothers, Micah P Hinson, Devendra Banhart and he's currently majoring in Art at the Missouri Valley College in order to become a tattoo artist. Likened to... Topics: louis aguilar, six feet under, bad panda records, folk Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: American Green Title: She Goes To France... Catalogue number: Bad Panda 004 Release date: 28.12.2009 American Green is the indietronica/post-rock project of japanese musician Takafumi Shirai. All his music is written and recorded in School Notebook Studio - his own bedroom. I am Takafumi Shirai at "AMERICAN GREEN". I was born in Fukuoka Japan on March 1985. AMERICAN GREEN is one of my favorite colors. This is my solo project. I started composing music with DAW from 2007. I... Topics: american green, she goes to france, bad panda records Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: CJ Lavoire Title: The First Of The Year Catalogue number: Bad Panda 002 Release date: 14.12.2009 Inspired and influenced by musicians like Jean Michelle Jarre, Air, Sigur Ros, Kraftwerk and Ennio Morricone, Cj (or Composer Jockey) Lavoire is the last project by Italian Valerio Franchi. As a child, Valerio had a classical education at the Saint Cecilia Conservatory, studying clarinet and obtaining a solfege degree and then developed a strong interest for choral music (Josquin Desprez)... Topics: cj lavoire, the first of the year, bad panda records, indie, electronic, electropop Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
Artist: Barzin Title: It's Come to This Catalogue n°: Bad Panda 005 Release date: 04.01.2010 Barzin has been compared to such artists as Sparklehorse, Low, Red House Painters and Bill Callahan and his last effort, "Notes to an Absent Lover", out on Monotreme Records, was acclaimed by Mojo, Uncut, and Q and ended up in many lists for the best albums of 2009. "It's Come To This" is a beautiful previously unreleased song and Barzin kindly decided to make it available to all,... Topics: barzin, it's come to this, bad panda records, creative commons music, netlabel Source: http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/
After two special episodes, today we go back to a full music session. We have bedroom pop and undiscovered netlabels, as well as some older loves. beat.dowsing - Knowns [Self-Published] // CC BY-NC-SADimitri Palikaris - Black Hole [Phonocake] // CC BY-NC-NDBroke for Free - tabulasa [Soundcloud] // CC BYTaseh - Caramella Peak [Monster Jinx / FMA] // CC BY-NC-SALuz Safari - Tour [Fax Records] // CC BY-NDSafir Nòu - Land-Escape [La bèl] // CC BY-NC-SAbedbug - forgetting what its like to feel bad Topics: podcast, phonocake, soundcloud, monster jinx, FMA, La bèl, Z Tapes, Lixo Records, Jamendo, Rec72,...
Following this week's amazing weather, we decided to have a session celebrating summer with some warm songs. Ironically, it started to pour just before the show started. Either way, I decided to go with the flow and the heat was definitely on during this session.AZUpubschool - Good Night Girl (feat. KOSMO KAT) [Maltine Records]The Grammar Club - Plastic Submarine [Bandcamp]Nine Inch Nails - Echoplex [FMA] Plastic Flowers - Lucy [Bad Panda Records / FMA]Arcade Island - Refugee [Clinical... Topics: Bad Panda Records, Bandcamp, blocSonic, Discos Konfort, Free Music Archive, iD.Eology, Maltine...
Playlist NartraRadioRoma vs The World: 01_Eikospud - l'intrique 02_Ras Amerlock - dub stepping version 03_Ras Amerlock - nuh fuk roun 04_Luca Nassar - on acid 05_Memotone - fractal 06_Ghostly Dust Machine - ode to a baby snowstorm 07_Berlinist - no love song 08_M.S.L. Project - u turn 09_Digital Brain - clone 10_Centz - time is more relevant every second 11_Cosmoloco - execution 12_VWT - the eye Topics: nartraradioroma, kocot, brontolo: gasperino: bad panda records, wildness, LCL, netlabel, podcast,...
With new records and amazing throwbacks, this week's session was all about the music. We visited some of the best (in)active netlabels, played some records that were just release and heard songs in Swedish, Ukrainian and Spanish. This on top of the usual English-sung tracks, of course. This was also a particularly rich session in terms of music genres, as we covered a hand-full of them: indie, rock, pop, house and even tango.Youthless - The Beasts [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SATobias... Topics: Podcast, Netlabel, Bad Panda Records, 23 Seconds, Bandcamp, Amanda Palmer, Jamendo, Free Music...